Robin Ventura has right-hander
"He's going to get another shot at it," Ventura told MLB.com. "I see Bass still throwing in the Detroit series."
Bassitt is currently scheduled to pitch Monday against the
Perez will likely finish this season without a major league at-bat.
"I think during the weekend we'll be able to give him hopefully a couple of at-bats," Ventura told MLB.com. "If he's up for it, he can probably DH one of those games."
Konerko could play significantly when the team returns home as he concludes his farewell season.
When Vogt returns full-time, he will do so in a 3-for-22 slump.
It took two weeks, but
Kendrick is 2 for 12 in his last four games, which might not qualify as struggling until one considers he was 22 for 44 for a .500 average with 11 runs scored and 13 RBI in his previous 10 games. Despite his recent mini-slide, he still owns a stat line of .291/.345/.394.
The veteran has scored 84 runs on the season, two off his career-high, giving him an outside shot at 100.
The rib cage injury to
"There is no time frame," he said. "Literally they said in two or three days you can feel good or it could be a week or two. We'll just go by feel. Once it stops feeling sore, they want to get into some activity just to test it and rehab it. I want to get into everything quick, but they're just being smart."
Shoemaker has won his last seven decisions. He has allowed just seven earned runs in his last 48 2/3 innings pitched.
LaRoche is hitless in his last 17 at-bats covering four games. That dry spell followed a tear in which he slugged 12 hits, including five home runs, in nine games. His .257 average is at its lowest point since April 4.
Aoki has been white-hot with 11 hits in his last 13 at-bats to raise his average 16 points to .281 - no easy feat at this time of year. That mark is at its highest point since May 25, but his overall hot streak has extended back to Aug. 27. Aoki has hit safely in all but four games since then and is 28 for 72 during that stretch.
Paredes has received an increasing number of plate appearances, particularly since the loss of Chris Davis to a drug suspension. He has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games with 13 hits, including two home runs, in 33 at-bats. He has eight RBI and seven runs scored during that stretch.
He boasts a tremendous stat line of .358/.383/.578.
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